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Contact Details

Email
patricia.whitfield@otago.ac.nz
Position
Research Fellow
Department
Department of Medicine (Wellington)
Research summary
Endocrinology; diabetes

Research

I am a Research Fellow at thw University of Otago, as well as an Endocrinologist at Wellington Hospital. I have been awarded an HRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD assessing ethnic differences in glucose metabolism amongst New Zealanders. I am about to embark on a clinical trial assessing the impact of a dietary weight loss intervention on glucose metabolism in New Zealanders with pre-diabetes, of different ethnicity and body composition (the PROGRESS NZ Study).

Publications

Whitfield, P. L., Hall, R. M., Théaude, L., Sixtus, R. P., Kanaan, R., Holley, A. S., … Weatherall, M., … Krebs, J. D. (2024). A very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) intervention for the management of prediabetes and early Type 2 diabetes mellitus in a multi-ethnic cohort in Aotearoa New Zealand: The PROGRESS NZ feasibility study. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 33(2), 200-212. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.202406_33(2).0007 Journal - Research Article

Carroll, R. W., Corley, B., Feltham, J., Whitfield, P., Park, W., Howard, R., Yssel, M., Phillips, I., Harper, S., & Yang, J. (2024). The value of plasma metanephrine measurements during adrenal vein sampling. Endocrine Connections, 13, e230300. doi: 10.1530/ec-23-0300 Journal - Research Article

Park, W., Whitfield, P., Corley, B., Harper, S., Feltham, J., & Carroll, R. (2023). Increasing rates of referrals for investigation of primary aldosteronism at a tertiary centre. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1585), 73-84. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/ Journal - Research Article

Wilson, J., Hall, R., Krebs, J., Whitfield, P., Barrington-Ward, E., Carroll, R., Corley, B., & Amitrano, E. (2023). An audit of insulin pump initiation in adult patients at Capital and Coast from 2019 to 2022. Proceedings of the 46th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster 22. Retrieved from https://www.nzssd.org.nz/home.html Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Iyer, S., Wilson, J., Hall, R., Krebs, J., Whitfield, P., Barrington-Ward, E., Carroll, R., & Corley, B. (2023). An audit of diabetes clinic outcomes at Wellington Hospital using a newly created diabetes database. Proceedings of the 46th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster 21. Retrieved from https://www.nzssd.org.nz/home.html Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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